U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron. The air shows include
graceful fast-paced aerobatic maneuvers of two, four and six planes
flying in formation. A team of 16 Navy and Marine Corps jet pilots
voluntarily serve with the Blue Angels with the mission of showcasing
their pride and professionalism while inspiring a culture of excellence
and service to our country. The Blue Angels are scheduled to fly at approximately 35 air show sites in the United States each year.
See the following photos, get a glimpse of the event and learn about some of the aircraft.
2015 Air Show Schedule (Washington DC Area Events)
May 20, 2015 – USNA Air Show – US Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD
May 22, 2015 – USNA Graduation Flyover, Annapolis, MD
Blue Angels – Annapolis Air Show
Boeing F/A-18 Hornet
Navy. The Blue Angels currently have 12 jets: 10 single seat F/A-18 A
models and two 2-seat F/A-18 B models. The team has flown over 10
different aircraft in its 65 year history.
Blue Angels in Flight
The Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits the choreographed
refinements of Navy-trained flying skills. The presentation includes
four-plane, graceful, acrobatic maneuvers referred to as diamond
maneuvers. Additionally, jets perform maneuvers together in the
well-known delta formation.
Blue Angels and US Navy Grads
Each May, US Naval Academy graduates salute the Blue Angels as they soar overhead.
Six Aircraft in Formation
It is exciting to watch the skill of the Blue Angels as they demonstrate choreographed flight skills.